Ots-Toch Van Slyck (Hartell) (c.1622 - 1646) MP

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Birthplace: Mohawk Castle, Canajoharie, NY
Death: Died in Schenectady, NY
Managed by: Gregory Frank Yochim
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About Ots-Toch Van Slyck (Hartell)

Mohawk Indian princess - dusky, Native American beauty with wild savage nature -------------------- Ots-Toch is the traditional name given to a 17th century Mohawk woman from Canajoharie who married Dutch trader Cornelius Anthonisse Van Slyck and founded the Van Slyck family in New Netherland. Little is known of Ots-Toch, although she is indirectly referenced in many histories of early New York. For example, a daughter, Hillitie, chose to live with the Dutch,[1] but served as an official Mohawk interpreter.[2] Ots-Toch had at least three other children with Cornelius Van Slyck, and may have had more children by a Mohawk father.[3] Some variants of Ots-Toch's legend claim that her father was French,[4] although this claim seems to lack historical documentation and is often considered discredited.[5] In local lore, Ots-Toch is often compared to Pocahontas, though the legends of each woman are quite different. The two share some similarities: each married 1st generation immigrants and were important to the success of the respective European colonies, and each has romanticized legends that conflict with historical facts. An important point of difference, however, is the conversion and acculturation of Pocahontas to her English husband, contrasted with Oct-Toch's rejection of Christianity and efforts to raise her children as Mohawks.

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Ots-Toch Van Slyck's Timeline

1622
1622
Canajoharie, NY
1635
1635
Age 13
Canajoharie, NY, USA
1635
Age 13
Canajoharie, Montgomery, NY, USA
1636
July 15, 1636
Age 14
Albany, NY, USA
1640
1640
Age 18
Montgomery, NY, USA
1641
1641
Age 19
Netherlands, Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands
1644
1644
Age 22
Canajoharie, NY, USA
1646
1646
Age 24
Canajoharie, NY, USA
1646
Age 24
Schenectady, NY
1791
May 19, 1791
Age 24
NY, USA